This is What WISE Looks Like

This is What WISE at Acadia Looks Like hopes to promote the awesome work women are doing around Acadia University's campus.  Each week a different scientist is featured.  She may be an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or even a facuilty member.


Previous Scientists

Name: Olivia Dobson

Field of Study: Psychology

Other Interests/Hobbies: Dancing & Reading




Name: Yvonne Lunn

Field of Study: Biology and Kinesiology

Other Interests/Hobbies: Films, Hockey, Animal Research, Painting, and Videography




Name: Tanya

Field of Study: Computer Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Hiking,Travelling, Dance, and Cooking




Name: Vistassja Williams

Field of Study: Computer Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Playing Clarinet and Hiking




Name: Dr. Allison Walker, Assistant Professor, Acadia Biology Dept

Field of Study: Mycology, Marine Mycology, Molecular Genetics, Field Biology

Other Interest/Hobbies: Family (Husband & Two Young Sons), Travel, Cooking, Creative Writing, Bird Watching, Hiking, and Canoeing

Name: Alexandra Brown

Field of Study: Biology

Other Interest/Hobbies: Hiking, Travelling, Fishing, Cooking, and Hanging out with her Mom




Name: Lita O'Halloran

Field of Study: M.Sc in Biology

Other Interest/Hobbies: Hiking, Spending Time with her Puppy, Identifying Organisms, Making Maps, and Restoring Classic Cars


Name: Hayly Thackeray

Field of Study: Computer Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Volunteering, Yoga, Reading, Running, Video and Board Games




Name: Laura Logan-Chesney

Major: MSc Biology

Field of Study: Fish Telemetry

Other Interest/Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Surfing, Hiking, Music, and Travel


Name: Rachel Clarke

Field of Study: Environmental Science

Other Interest/Hobbies: Drawing, Reading, Baking, Geographic Information Systems




Name: Melissa O'Brien

Field of Study: Biology and Chemistry

Other Interest/Hobbies: Piano, Reading, Diversity, Medicinal Chemistry Research




Name: Chelsea Penney

Field of Study: Biology

Interests: Biology Society, S.M.I.L.E., Reading, and Travelling




Name: Amanda Loder

Major: MSc Biology

Field of Study: Wetland Restoration

Other Interest/Hobbies: Piano, Reading, Swimming, Running, Skiing, Biking, Yoga, Eating



Name: Cathy Murimboh

Field of Study: Chemistry

Interests: Playing with her three children, Baking, and Crafts




Name: Julia Widden

Major: BSc Biology

Field of Study: Marine Conservation

Interests: S.M.I.L.E., Exploring the Maritimes, Photography, Teaching, and Kids